Thousands mourn death of singer Jenni Rivera

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Associated Press

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Fans of singer Jenni Rivera have been remembering the Mexican-American singer today at a memorial service in Universal City, Calif.

Thousands gathered to salute the singer, who died with six other people earlier this month in a plane crash in northern Mexico that is still under investigation.

A red casket sat onstage amid a sea of white roses, as images of Rivera played on a big screen and fans chanted her name. Rivera's children were among those performing at the service in the Gibson Amphitheatre.

Rivera, who was born in Los Angeles, started her career by selling cassette tapes at flea markets. She would go on to sell more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums.

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APPHOTO XLAT120: FILE - In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) (8 Mar 2012)

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